help the poor

"The gospel is not a message that says, “You should help the poor.” The gospel is a message about a sovereign King who gave up heavenly riches in order to humble Himself, die for poor sinners, and then offer them the wealth of His presence forever. Once you are transformed by the gospel announcement of Christ giving His all for needy sinners, your heart goes out to the people around you who have spiritual and temporal needs. Christ’s sacrifice for you leads you to sacrifice for others."
Trevin Wax, Counterfeit Gospels